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DEDICATION 

David R. Whiting 





Thank you for your many years 
of service both in the classroom 
and as Senior Class Advisor. 



1 966-2000 Teacher of Social Studies 
1971-2000 Senior Class Advisor 
1971-2000 Bloodmobile organizer & donor 
1992 Recipient of "The Book of Golden Deeds 

- The Exchange Club 
2000 JROTC "Teacher of the Year" 

Class of 2000 "Favorite Teacher" 
Recipient of numerous yearbook dedications 



2 Dedication 



Administration 




Mrs. Ellen Parker, Principal 

You came to us last year with new views and ideas. You have helped make 
Methuen High School a great place to grow and learn. The "Class of 2000" 
would like to thank you for your dedication and service. 




Ms. Jane Obshatkin, Vice Principal 

For the past four years you have treated us with respect and kindness. 
You've helped us in so many ways that we can't thank you enough. Good luck 
in all your future years at Methuen High School. 



Mr. A. Steven Francis, Assistant Principal 

You are one of the nicest administrators at Methuen High School. You have 
done so much for all of us. We appreciate it and thank you for everything. 



Ms. Suzanne Kelly, Assistant Principal 

For our four years of high school you have been right there to guide us. You 
have our respect. The "Class of 2000" thanks you for everything you have 
done for us. 





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Linda Bell 



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Pat Borucki 



Richard Brain 



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Dr. Daniel Burton 



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Linda Depelteau 




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Amanda M. Agnew 



Jennifer Leigh Alaimo 



David H. Alexander 



Jacob Michael Alfano 




James AlHussaini 



Miguel Jose Almanzar 



Dana Kenniston Amiss 



Mark William Anderson 




Scott D. Angelone 



Melissa Lynn Ansara 



Tanya M. Apar 



Melissa E. Arnold 



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John L.Bazdanes 



Ady Beato 



Nathaniel Robert Beaudoin 







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Andrea Marie Benson 



Kate Elisa Berthelsen 




Elizabeth A. Bibeau 



Christopher Binet 



Katie Lynn Binette 



Ann-Marie Blanchette 




Jessica Blay 



Erin Marie Bolduc 



Daniel R. Bonfiglio 



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Shawn R.Bradish 



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Pinella Patricia Brancato 



Robert J. Brearley 



Jeffrey M. Brown 



Sharon Elizabeth Buck 



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Brian David Buckley Jr. 



Michael W. Burns 



Brenton R. Burriss 



Julie Anne Butler 





Kaitlyn Eileen Callery 



Joseph Paul Calvo 



Lissette Caraballo 



Jennifer Ann Caraccio 




Nicole Elizabeth Carrier 



Eric Michael Carter 



Gary Alexander Carvalho 







Zeynep Catalbas 



Laura L. Cayei 



Jane Chang 



Evan C. Charest 



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Jonathan Cole 



Cara L.Conway 



Matthew L.Copeland 



Timothy John Corbett 




Elizabeth Cortes 



Daniel C 7£ote 





Mandy Lynn Cy 




Kelli Marie D'Agati 



Christopher G. Daigie 



Craig Robert DeFr 




Emmanuel DeJesus 



David J. DeLaurier Jr. Christopher Michael Delmonte Elizabeth Marie Demers 




Jeremy Michael Demers 



24 Seniors 




Thomas DeZenzo 



>Jicole Marie DiGuilio 



Serpil Dinler 



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Adam M. Dion 




Elizabeth A. DiZazzo 



Sara Anne DiZoglio 



William F.Doherty 



Anaalisa Domingo 




Matthew G. Donnaruma 



Nicholas ANDore 



Christine N. Dowd 




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Nicholas S. Dube 





Susan Marie Earnshaw 



Stephen Eng 



Patrice Exilt 



Michael F. Farelli 




Carrie Anne Ferrera Sarah Ray Field 



Nicole Fluet 



Susan Vaccari Forbes 







Vanessa L. Fountain 



Cristina F. Frei'tas 



Debbie F. Freilas 



Sean P.Furey 



26 Seniors 




Melissa Jean Garon 



Melissa L. Geisler 



Erica L. Getchell 




James L. Giarrusso 



Candy Mercedes Gomez 



James M. Goossens 



Keith Adam Gormley 




Melissa Ann Graves 



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Kristina M. Green 



James P. Greenhalgh 




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Demetra A. Grenier 



Jamie Lynn Griesbach 



Teresa F. Grillo 



Corey Leigh Gross 




Courtney D. Grzyb 



Evelyn Y. Guerrero 



Bertrand R. Guilmette Jr. 



Ozar Emre Gulbay 





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Amy E. Gunter 



Daniel John Habib Jr. 



Kendra DeAnn Hajjar 



Eric V. Hefner 



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Charles L. Hutchings 



Katie A. Hutton 



Adam J. Jacobs 



Nicholas Jarrod Joiner 




Jennifer Z. Karamourtopoulo 



Christopher" AN-acasse 



Chad Michael LaCroix 



Eric M. Langlais 






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Ana A. Lantigua 



)anielle Laura Lavoie 



Vinh Quang Le 



Matthew G. Le Blanc 




Hillary Elizabeth Lennon 



Natalie Lynn Lessard 



Natalie Beatrice Lipomi 



"Elizabeth Ashley Lohnes 




Andrew E. Loosigian 



Anthony E. Lorenzo 



Vincent Anthony Luciano 



Jay Thomas MacDonald 



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Nicholas Matthew Maloney 






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Chantelle J. Mastrangelo 



Michael F. McCall 



Alexander Joseph McCann Tisa Marie McCarter-Harris 




Caitlin Mary McCarthy 



Christopher Micri&sl McCarthy Robert Patrick McElhinney 



Racquel Mendez 






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Andrea Lee Merrow 



Jillian A. Middlemiss 



Angelina Marie Milinazzo 



Brittany Irene Moore 




Wayne Alan Mottram II Emilia Mudrewicz 



Meghan M. Mullen 



Santos Gloria Munoz 







Joanne Caroline Murphy 



Shauna Marie Marray 



Amy Catherine Ness 



Hung X. Nguyen 



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Radharani Nunez 



Christopher Brent O'Rourke 



Matthew M. Osgood 





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Michelle Ann Payson 






Angela S. Pearsons 




Steven "Mark Pellerin 



Julie Marie Pendergast 



Isaac G. Petruccelli 




Laurie Ann Pinciak 



Sarah B. Ploude 



Stephanie M. Privitera 



Christine E. Poupolo 




Jason M. Quinn 



Idenisse Quinones 



Meredith Rainville 



Shauna M. Razza 



34 Seniors 




Joseph R. Riedel 



Gail Riley 



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Eric D. Robinson 



Adaliz Robles 



Daniel J. Rodriguez 





Rosemarie Ann Sandner 



Michelle Nicole Santoro 



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Anna C. Sideri 



Zena Marie Silva 



Michelle Yvette Silverira 



Jessica L. Simone 




William Anthony Simone Amy Elizabeth Sinatra 



Anastasiya P. Siniavska 



Christopher P. Slipp 



36 Seniors 




Daniel C. Spada 



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Garret Reid Suliveras 



Michael L. Sullivan 




Alyson M. Tarquinio 



Brian Lee Thomas 



Jay son M. Thornton 



Matthew Alexander Tiherio 








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Christina "Marie Tomas 



Jessica Torres 



Jennifer Marie Traverse 



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Natacha K. Tshibangu 



Melissa Marie Tulle 



Jason E. Tuminowski 



Jennifer Twomey 




Sara April Twomey 



Andrew A. Vallario 



Stephen Paul Valliere 



James Michael Vickers 



38 Seniors 




Brian J. Vitale 



Jean-Paul G. Wakim 



Rana R. Wakim 



Lindsay Rose Waller 




Bonnie Susan Walsh 



Lauren E. Webb 



Michael B.Weinhold 



Michael Christian Whelan 




Lauren A. Wholley 



Gerri-Lyrin Wilson 





Nicholas Andrew Wlodyka 



Bruce C. Woodard 








Ryan C. Wright 

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Katherine H. Yim 



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Yaco R. Abreu 
Vincent J. Amore 
Jamar L. Bear^ 
John J. Bergeron 
Heather Blanchette 
Asuman Bolat 
■Nicolaas Henry Camacho 
Henry Casado 
Adam R. Colliton 
Hernan Colon 
Edison R. Corporan 
Miosotis Cubano 
Nicholas L. Curet 
Tino Nicholas' Currao 
John Joseph DiPerri 
Cheryl B. Dooley 
Kathy A. Doucette 
Jose Benito Duffis 
Jalayne E. Ferland 
Del vis G. Franco 
Stefanie L. Grasso 
Sarah Anne Greenwood 
Kathleen Ann Hewson 
William F. Hewson 
Hector J. Inirio 
Matthew J. Jajuga 
Aliscail Antonio Jimenez 



Natalie Anne Khoder 
Nicole M.„Kirilin 
Quynh Le 
Jay P. Leavitt 
Michael Brian Leavitt 
Ophelie Lebrun 
Thomas P. Lubeski 
Yajaira BetanigiMartinez 
Robert M. Magfo 
Nicholas Eugene McGuire 
Jamie Elizabeth Milton 
James Patrick Mum 
Jonathan S. Oka 
Kandrap S.Patel 
Steven Louis Rentas 
Kailyn L. Richard 
Yamilett Santiago 
Christopher Steven Socia 
Lisa Marie Sputher 
Cheryl Ann Testaverde 
Michelle M. Thomas 
Arnaldq. Torres 
Najeylia Viruel 
Alexander Samuel Webley 
Peter John Zelic 
John A Zemis 



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Sports 53 




Football 



"A great group of kids who I 
enjoyed coaching. A young 
team in a very difficult league. 
—Coach Larry Klimas 




54 Football 



Cheerleading 



Coach: Tina Tomasino 
Seniors: Kendra Hajjar 

Angela Pearsons 

1st Place Medford Competition 
2nd Place Bishop Fenwick 
3rd Place Regionals 





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Cheerleading 55 




Field Hockey 

Coach: Karen McLaughlin 

Seniors: Tanya Apar, Nicole Carrier, Nikki DiGuilio, 
Sara DiZoglio, Sarah Greenwood, Brittany Moore, 
Emily Sturgis, Jen Twomey, Katie Yim, Christine Zalaket 



56 Field Hockey 





Golf 



Coach: Karen Richardson 

Seniors: Jake Alfano, Jonathan Oka, 

Andrew Vallario 

All-Conference: Andrew Vallario 
All-Stars: Jake Alfanso & Jon Oka 

MVC Champs 

2nd Place Division 1 North 




GoU 57 




Wotnens Soccer 



Coach: Kathy O'Connell 

Asst. Coaches: Mike Bolduc, Joy Santoro 

Seniors: Jamie Bellavance, Nicole Fluet, Katie Hutton, 

Crystal Manning, Michelle Santoro, Lauren Webb 





58 Girls Soccer 




Mens Soccer 



Coach: Claude Beaudet 

Asst. Coaches: Dean Demers, Glen Gaccione 

Seniors: Dan Cote, Craig Defrancesco, Thorn DeZenzo, B.J. Guilmette, 

Vinh Le, Hung Nguyen, Bob Parker, Jayson Thornton 

All Conference: Bob Parker 

All Star: Thorn DeZenzo, Dan Cote, Hung Nguyen 

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Womens Cross Country 




Coach: Cynthia McLaughlin 

Asst. Coaches: Dean Demers, Glen Gaccione 

Seniors: Melissa Arnold, Laura Cayer, Susan Forbes, Jamie Griesbach, 

Caitlin McCarthy, Emilia Mudrewicz 

All Conference: Caitlin McCarthy 
All Star: Susan Forbes 





60 Girls Cross Country 



Mens Cross Country 

Coach: Bill James 

Asst. Coaches: Cynthia McLaughlin 

Seniors: Eric Carter, Dan Habib, Elvin Reynoso, 

Chris O'Rourke, Nick Wlodyka 






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Wotnens Volleyball 




Coach: Mark Blanchet 

Asst. Coaches: Shelby Karp 

Seniors: Jen Caraccio, Andrea Benson 

All-Star: Jen Caraccio 





62 Girls Volleyball 




Swimming & Diving 



Coach: Kara Nightingale 

Asst. Coaches: Sonya Kelley 

Seniors: Holly Desrocher, Sarah Field, Nicole Kinlin, 

Jillian Middlemiss, Sara Twomey, Lauren Wholley 

All Conference: Jillian Middlemiss 
All-Star: Holly Desrocher 





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64 Winter Sports 



Figure Skating 

Coach: Stephanie Mangano 

Seniors: Melissa Ansara, Kaitlyn Callery, Laurie Pinciak, 

Anastasiya Siniavska, Bonnie Walsh 





Figure Skating 65 




ens Indoor Track 

Coach: Jon Gibson 

Asst. Coaches: Larry Klimas, Roger Fuller, Mike Drovin 
Seniors: John Bazdanes, Jeff Brown, Eric Carter, Michael Farelli, 
Sean Furey, James Giarrusso, BJ Guilmette, Anthony Lorenzo, 
Vinny Luciano, Matt Osgood, Anthony Rosanio, Alex Webley, 
Nicholas Wlodyka 

MVC Champs 

All-Conference: John Bazdanes, James Giarrusso, Jeff Brown, 

Alex Webley, Michael Farelli 

All-Star: Sean Furey 





66 Boys Indoor Track 




Wotnens Indoor Track 



Coach: Bill Blood 

Asst. Coaches: Ernie Perry, Joe Kalis, Bill Napolitano 
Seniors: Nicole Carrier, Cara Conway, Elizabeth Cortes, 
Susan Forbes, Caitlin McCarthy, Michelle Santoro, Katie Yim 

Class A High Jump Champion: Cara Conway 



Girls Indoor Track 67 




Womens Basketball 

Coach: Mimi Hyde 

Asst. Coach: Karen McLaughlin 

Seniors: Andrea Benson, Katie Hutton, Jillian Middlemiss 

Division 1 North Champs 
(^ League MVP: Jillian Middlemiss 
\a All-Star: Katie Hutton 











68 Girls Basketball 




Mens Basketball 

Coach: Jim Weymouth 

Asst. Coaches: Lome Lucas, Tim Kelly, Matt Curran 

Seniors: Jay Avant, Mike Burns, Keith Gormley, Chris O'Rourke, 

Jason Quinn, Elvin Reynoso, Pedro Rodriguez 

2nd Place in the MVC 

All-Conference: Jay Avant, Chris O'Rourke 

All-Star: Elvin Reynoso 





Bovs Basketball 69 



Womens Skiing 




Coach: Mike Gerardi 
Asst. Coach: Sonya Kelley 
Seniors: Nicole Fluet 





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Mens Skiing 

Coach: Mike Gerardi 

Asst. Coach: Sonya Kelley 

Seniors: Chris Slipp, Garret Suliveras 






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Wrestling 

Coach: Bob Fitzgerald 

Asst. Coach: Tim Heitsmann, Brian Williams 

Seniors: Arnaldo Torres 




72 Wrestling 




Hockey 

Coach: Joe Robillard 

Asst. Coaches: Jon Morin, Dave Martin, Joe Harb 
5j^^' Seniors: Dan Bonfiglio, Chris Cagliuso, Thorn DeZenzo, David Gray, 
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All-Conference: Thorn DeZenzo 

All-Stars: Chris Cagliuso, Dan Bonfiglio, Thorn DeZenzo, David Gray 

School Records: 

Thorn DeZenzo is only the 3rd player to play in over 80 games in his career. 

Chris Cagliuso became the 6th player to reach 100 points in his career. 




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Gymnastics 

Coach: Kevin Gendereau 
Asst. Coach: Robin Corsetto 
Seniors: Jen Caraccio, Holly Desrocher 
All-Conference Bars: Holly Desrocher 
All-Stars: Jen Caraccio 



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Winter Cheerleading 

Coach: Tina Tomasino 

Seniors: Kendra Hajjar, Angela Pearsons 

1st Place Div. 1 North Regional Champions 

1st Place MVC Cheer Champions 

Kendra Hajjar was the Deidre Didio Award Winner at the MVC's and a 

Collen Creegan Finalist. 





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Mens Outdoor Track 

Coach: D. Gibson 

Asst. Coaches: L. Klimas, R. Fuller, M. Drovin 

Seniors: John Bazdanes, Jeff Brown, Chris Cagliuso, Dan Cote, Michael 

Farelli, Sean Furey, James Giarrusso, Nicholas Wlodyka, Kieth Gormley, BJ 

Guilmette, Anthony Lorenzo, Vinny Luciano, Matt Osgood, Alex Webley, 

Anthony Rosanio, Eric Carter, Elvin Reynoso 



Sean Furey Best Javelin Throw in the Country 
Undefeated MVC II Champs 




78 Boys Outdoor Track 



Wotnens Outdoor Track 



Coach: Ernest Perry 

Asst. Coaches: Bill Blood, Bill James, Louise Perry 
Seniors: Nicole Carrier, Elizabeth Cortes, Holly Desrocher, 
Kendra Hajjar, Crystal Manning, Caitlin McCarthy, Michelle 
Santoro, Rana Wakim, Lauren Webb, Kattie Yim 

Caitlin McCarthy 3rd in State & Conference Champion 
Holly Desrocher 4th in State & Conference All-Star 




Girls Outdoor Track 79 



Mens Tennis 



Coach: Don Smith 

Seniors: Craig DeFrancesco, Stephen Eng, Mehul Patel, 

Stephen Valliere, Peter Zelic 




80 Boys Tennis 



Wotnens Tennis 



Coach: Eileen Malloy 

Seniors: Andrea Benson, Julie Butler, Kaitlyn Callery, 

Natalie Lipomi, Bonnie Walsh 

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Girls Tennis 81 



Baseball 



Coach: Eric Cyr 

Asst. Coach: Robert Aziz 

Seniors: Shawn Bradish, Billy Hewson, 




82 Baseball 



Softball 

Coach: Paula Picarillo 
Asst. Coach: Jason Smith 
Seniors: Jen Caraccio, Sara DiZoglio, 
Jillian Middlemiss, Angela Pearsons 





Softball 83 



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Senior 

Class 

Officers 




Chris Lacasse (President), Dan Cote (Vice President), 
Julie Pendergast (Secretary), Holly Desrocher (Treasurer) 



Junior 

Class 

Officers 




Julie- Anne Plouffe (Secretary), Evan Chaisson (Vice President), 
Jamie Beaudin (Treasurer), Missing: Pam DeGregorio (President) 



Sophomore 

Class 

Officers 




Alexis Battle (Secretary), Billy Hutton (Vice President) Kerri 
Hadley (President) Marianella Amato (Treasurer) 



Freshman 

Class 

Officers 




Youree Choi, Jaclyn Raulinaitis 



Officers 85 



Marching Band 








86 Band 




Pep 
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Jazz 
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Band 87 



Color 
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Wind 
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Concert 
Choir 




Drama 
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National 
Honor 
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National 

Honor Society 

Officers 



Lauren Wholley, Jamie Bellavance, 
Shivani Patel, Stephen Eng 





Student 
Council 



Student 
Council 
Officers 

Shivani Patel, Kaitlin Gallo, 
Lindsay Comeau, Jamie Bellavance 

National Honor Society 89 



Spanish 
Honor 
Society 




French 
Honor 
Society 




Italian 
Honor 
Society 




90 Clubs 




Art 
Honor 
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Music 
Honor 
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Clubs 91 



Computer 
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92 Clubs 



International Day 




International Day 93 








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France 



Seniors: Robin Belanger, Lizz Lohnes, Daniel Louvie, 
Shauna Murray, Melissa Garon 




The Arch Thing!! 



Good Times 




Jim Morrison's Grave 




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France 95 



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96 Holiday 




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Senior Class Via 







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Senior Class Play 99 



Anything Goes 




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Superlatives 101 




King & Queen 

John Bazdanes 
Brittany Moore 




Venus & Apollo 

Edison N. Corporan 
Adaliz N. Robles 




Cupid's Couple 

Matt Donnaruma 
Pinella Brancato 



102 Superlatives 



Best Dressed 

Thorn DeZenzo 
Jamie Bellavance 



Best Eyes 

Tim Parker 



Nicest Smile 

Katie Yim 
Mike Leavitt 






Best Laugh 

Nathaniel Beaudoin 
Natasha Tshibangu 




Superlatives 103 



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Friendliest 

Evelyn Guerrero 
Patrice Exilus 



Mutt & Jeff 

Jake Alfano 
Chris O'Rourke 



Mutt & Jeff 

Katie Binette 
Cara Conway 

Best Friends 

Mandi Cyr 
Melissa Sergi 



104 Superlatives 



Most Talkative 

Carrie Ferrera 
Craig DeFrancesco 



Quietest 

Katie Hewson 
Mike Wienhold 



Most Energetic 

Santos Munoz 
Garret Suliveras 






Best Personality 



Jen Traverso 
Ryan Wright 




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Most School Spirit 

Kendra Hajjar 
Matt Osgood 



Most Athletic 

Caitlin McCarthy 
Jim Giarrusso 



Most Gullible 

Jane Chang 
TJ Lorenzo 



Most Memorable 

Elizabeth DiZazzo 
Beetle Brearley 



106 Superlatives 



Most to Succeed 



Shivani Patel 
Chris Lacasse 



Teacher's Pet 

Danny Rodriguez 
Kaitlyn Callery 



Most to Panic 

Andrea Benson 
Mike Burns 



Class Klutz 

Mike Farelli 
Michelle Santoro 






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Superlatives 107 







Cassanova 

Zack Bamberg 



Most Musical 

Richard Hoehn 
Nikki DiGuilio 



Class Comedians 

Anthony Rosanio 
Susan Earnshaw 



Actor & Actress 

Dana Amiss 
Lauren Wholley 



108 Superlatives 



Graduation June 4, 2000 




Graduation 109 



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On October 12, the world's official population 
hits 6 billion. The designated 6 billionth human 
is a baby boy born in Sarajevo. 





In a violent October coup, gunmen storm 
the Armenian Parliament and assassinate 
Prime Minister Vazgen Sarkisian and six 
other top officials. 



1999 



In India, two trains collide head-on in August, 
killing 285 people and injuring more than 300. 
It is one of the worst train disasters in the 
country's history. 



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_^^_ Leonardo da Vinci's "The Last Supper" is 
^ unveiled in June after 21 years of restoration. 
The centimeter-by-centimeter rehabilitation 

cost $7.7 million and involved 
electronic microscopes. 



_^_ In September, Russia begins a military campaign 
^f against Chechen nationalists to regain control of 
the breakaway republic. More than 200,000 people 
flee the region, but a fierce rebel resistance 
stays to fight for control of the capital, Grozny. 




In June, Thabo Mbeki succeeds President Nelson 
Mandela, South Africa's first democratically 
elected president. 



After almost nine years in power, Russian President 
Boris Yeltsin announces his resignation in January 
Yeltsin names Prime Minister Vladimir Putin 
acting president pending elections in March. 




In September and October, powerful earthquakes 
strike around the globe, killing 15,000 people in 
Turkey, 1,450 in Taiwan and at least 122 in Greece. 




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Archaeologists 
excavate 105 
mummies in a 
2,000-year-old 
underground 
Egyptian tomb 
believed to contain 
a total of 10,000 
mummies. The 
necropolis will shed 
new light on the 
Greco-Roman era 
and will allow 
scholars to chart 
demographic data 
and the incidence 
of disease. 



A tropical depression producing heavy 
rain hits Mexico in November. The 
resulting floods kill more than 350 
people and cause 100,000 to evacuate. 

In August, the U.S. pays $4.5 million to 
victims of NATO's accidental bombing 
of the Chinese embassy in Belgrade. 
Three Chinese are killed and 27 are 
wounded in the May 1999 bombing. 



On December 31, the U.S. returns control of 
the Panama Canal to Panama. Opened to the 
world in 1914, the canal is considered one of 
the greatest construction achievements in 
American history. 





In December, torrential rains cause Venezuela's 
worst natural disaster of the century. Mudslides 
and flash floods kill up to 30,000 people, while 
damage estimates run into the billions of dollars. 




Cartoonist Charles M. Schulz retires in January 

00, bringing an end to PEANUTS, America's 
most popular comic strip for almost 50 years. 
Schulz dies in February, the night before his last 
strip runs in the national newspapers. 



_^_ As a way to boost tourism, Chicago displays 
^f 301 life-size, fiberglass cows decorated by local 
artists. The public art exhibit lasts all summer 
until the cows are auctioned for charity. 



In July, John F. Kennedy Jr., 38, his wife, Carolyn 
Bessette Kennedy, 33, and her sister, Lauren 
Bessette, 34, die in an airplane crash in the 
Atlantic Ocean near Martha's Vineyard. Kennedy, 
a relatively inexperienced pilot, is believed to 
have become disoriented in heavy fog. 



Hurricane Floyd 
strikes the East 
Coast in September, 
killing 51 people and 
destroying over 
4,000 homes. North 
Carolina is hardest 
hit with total damages 
estimated at a record 
$6 billion. 





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The drought of 1999 causes severe damage to 
Northeastern and mid-Atlantic farms. Several 
states impose mandatory water use restrictions 
and emergency federal loans are made available 
in Maryland, Pennsylvania, Kentucky, Ohio, Virginia 
and West Virginia. 



Lewis and Clark's Native 
American guide Sacagawea 
is featured on a new 
gold-colored dollar coin 
released into circulation 
in early 2000. 



Beginning in 1999, the U.S. Mint 
releases specially designed 
state quarters, the first 
five representing 
Connecticut, 
Georgia, Delaware, 
Pennsylvania and 
New Jersey. By J 

each state will have 
\ its own quarter. 



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A President Clinton announces the removal of 
""^P" the American bald eagle from the endangered 
species list. In 1999, there are over 5,800 
breeding pairs, an increase from 417 in 1963. 



In August, a rare tornado strikes 
downtown Salt Lake City. Winds up 
to 112 miles per hour make it Utah's 
second-worst tornado in history. 

In July, Air Force Colonel Eileen 
Collins, 42, becomes the first 
woman to command a U.S. space 
shuttle mission. 



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In November, a 60-foot log tower collapses at 
Texas A&M University, killing 12 students and 
injuring 27. The tower was to be burned at a 
traditional bonfire pep rally. 







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i April 20, 1999, the nation mourns after two 
students go on a shooting rampage at Columbine 
High School in Colorado, wounding 23 and killing 
15, including themselves. Schools across the 
country take extensive security measures to 
ensure the safety of students and staff. 



__^_ In an effort to ease the burden on the traditional 
y courts, most states now offer teen court for 
juvenile offenders. After determining guilt, a jury of 
teens along with a judge decides the sentence, 
typically community service and financial restitution. 



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In November, protesters at the World Trade 
Organization (WTO) summit in Seattle provoke a 
show of force by local, state and federal officers. 
Protesters blame the WTO for eroding human 
rights and labor and environmental standards. 



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A In August, a female panda is born at the San 
"^P" Diego Zoo. Hua Mei, which can mean "China USA" 
or "Splendid Beauty," is the first panda born in 
the Western Hemisphere in nearly a decade. 

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_^_ An epidemic of rampage 
^^ shootings intensifies America's growing concern 
over gun control. Many state legislatures pass new 
gun-control measures despite nationwide controversy 
over restrictions vs. Second Amendment rights. 



X Despite 
Y 30 years 
of official denial, 
in December a 
jury finds the 
assassination of 
Reverend Martin 
Luther King Jr. 
was the result 
of a conspiracy, 
not the act of a 
lone gunman. 



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In the first such admission by a cigarette 
manufacturer, Philip Morris publicly 
concedes tobacco is addictive and can 
cause serious diseases. 

Hillary Clinton announces her candidacy 
for a U.S. Senate seat from New York. 
As law requires, Clinton establishes New 
York residency in suburban Chappaqua. 



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A A bumper sticker invites drivers to call a 
~^^~ toll-free number to report reckless driving. 
Officials hope the system will help parents stay 
informed about their teenagers' driving habits. 




In September, Microsoft Corp. Chairman Bill Gates 
and his wife Melinda announce the creation of the 
Gates Millennium Scholars Program. The Gateses 
will donate $1 billion over the next 20 years to 
finance scholarships for minority college students. 





_^^_ FEELit technology allows users to experience 
^p computer technology through their mouse. Users 
can "feel" buttons, text, the weight of a stuffed 
desktop folder and the groove of a scroll bar. 



^^k Fifteen-year-old Amber Ramirez undergoes surgery 
^f in which half of her brain is removed to stop the 
spread of a rare neurological disease. Doctors 
hope the remaining portion of Ramirez's brain will 
compensate for the removed tissue. 



In August, NASA releases photos from the Chandra 
X-ray orbiting telescope of a hot cloud of gas from a 
star that exploded more than three centuries ago. 
The telescope took 23 years and $1 billion to develop, f 




A The Java Ring contains a computer chip providing 
~^^~ electronic access into buildings for students. 

Eventually the ring could be used as a library card, 
digital wallet, electronic ID and authentication for 
students' online homework. 






A In August, U.S. surgeons begin using computer- 
^^p" enhanced robotic technology for heart bypass 
surgery. Because the chest cavity is never 
opened, this technique reduces pain and 
shortens recovery time. 



A The body of a 23,000-year-old woolly mammoth is 
-0p~ discovered in October frozen in the Russian tundra. 
Study of the preserved fur, organs and soft tissue 
could unlock the mystery of why the species died out 



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Researchers announce in July the 
creation of a cancerous human cell by 
genetically altering a normal one. This 
significant breakthrough is an important 
step toward developing drugs that could 
potentially wipe out cancer. 

In December, IBM announces a $100 
million research initiative to build a 
supercomputer 500 times more 
l powerful than current models. 



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On August 11, the last total solar eclipse of 
the millennium crosses the globe. Thousands 
of people from Canada to India experience 
daytime darkness during which the moon 
completely covers the sun. 



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_^^_ The jawbones of two kangaroo-sized dinosaurs 
f are discovered in Madagascar in October. Dated 
to the early Triassic period, 230 million years 
ago, the bones could be the oldest dinosaur 
fossils ever found. 



Parents, with help from their doctor, select 
the gender of their baby using a technique 
called MicroSort, which separates X-bearing 
(female-determining) and Y-bearing 
(male-determining) sperm. The success 
rate is about 92 percent for females and 
69 percent for males. 





A new board game, 

Infection, hits stores in July. 

Fun and educational, players race around the board 

catching diseases, described in detail, and trying to 

be cured. 

In October, Sea Launch Company, a multi-national 
consortium, launches the first commercial satellite 
into space from a floating platform in the Pacific 
Ocean. Boeing is a major partner in the venture, 
along with companies in Russia, Ukraine and Norway. 



n October, 
biologists isolate 
one of the 
enzymes that 
sets Alzheimer's 
disease in motion. 
This scientific 
discovery will 
lead to new 
treatments and, 
possibly, a cure. 
Over 4 million 
Americans, 
including former 
President Ronald 
Reagan, are living 
with the disease. 



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A Researchers report they have successfully 
~^^~ altered the learning and memory behavior of 
mice by inserting a gene into their brains. 
This genetic-engineering breakthrough may be 
helpful in treating human learning disorders 
and Alzheimer's disease. 



In June, scientists announce the 
creation of two new elements. The 
nucleus of new, super-heavy element 
118 decays into element 116 within 
a millisecond. 

Scientists studying Albert Einstein's 
preserved brain report it has unique 
characteristics. The region governing 
mathematical ability and spatial 
reasoning is significantly larger 
than normal. 



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To mark the 30th anniversary of the first moon 
landing, astronaut Neil Armstrong's lunar 
footprint is featured on a 1999 postage stamp. 














The fashion accessory of 1999 goes by many 
names -power beads, mood beads and prayer 
beads. Many sellers claim the beads boost 
tranquility, energy, creativity and intelligence. 



Airlines begin installing elaborate in-fligh 
entertainment systems that allow passengers 
to watch movies, play computer games, listen to 
music, read headlines or browse the Internet. 



Cosmetic companies increasingly use 
entertainment celebrities instead of models for 
their advertisements. Sarah Michelle Gellar, 
Jennifer Love Hewitt, Jennifer Lopez and Shania 
Twain are among the celebs who appear in ads. 



With the huge 
increase in cell 
phones, many 
cities enact laws 
restricting their 
use while driving. 
Restaurants and 
theaters are also 
requiring patrons 
to turn phones 
off as a courtesy 
to others. 



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A continuation of the 
cargo pants trend, 
messenger bags with 
pockets galore hang 
at the hips of teens 
everywhere. 



In August, a Levi Strauss & Co. megastore opens 
in San Francisco. The store features a hot tub 
where shoppers can soak in their jeans for the 
perfect fit and a computer-scanning system to 
help customers get the right size. 



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In December, Honda introduces Insight, 
a car that combines a conventional 
gasoline engine with a small electric 
motor, decreases ozone and carbon 
dioxide emissions and gets 80 mpg. 

Several companies offer "digital wallets" 
for teens who want to shop online 
but don't have credit cards. Parents 
deposit money into an online account; 
then teens can spend the money at 
designated Web sites. 




A Apple Computer introduces its new iBook laptop 
"^^" in September. The super-slim, neon-colored 
units follow the highly successful launch of the 
translucent iMac desktop. 




A new line of scented candles called Aromapharmacy 
comes in amber glass containers and looks like 
prescription drug bottles with creative names such 
as Ritalert, Cramprin and Valiumello. 



_^_ Inline skaters can now power themselves along 

y with the new Roller Cycle Personal Power 
Accelerator featuring a 1.5-hp-driven wheel. An 
optional spiked rubber tire for traction makes it 
also possible to use while cross-country skiing. 




k Magellan, a satellite navigation system for 
~^^~ motorists, offers complete U.S. mapping data, 
voice and visual instructions in seven languages, 
turn-by-turn directions and a library of points 
of interest. 



A growing number of U.S. school cafeterias offer 
pruneburgers, a healthy low-fat combination 
of hamburger and prune puree. Other prune 
items in the works include hot dogs, pizza sauce, 
barbecue sauce and gingerbread cookies. 



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snap up a record 15,000 copies 
of Sega's highly anticipated Dreamcast system in 
the first 24 hours after its launch in September. 



_^k ABC's summer fill-in quiz show "Who Wants 
^f to Be a Millionaire," with host Regis Philbin, 
returns in November and is a huge hit with 
viewers. By January 2000, several major networks 
launch quiz shows of their own. 



The Sixth Sense with Bruce Willis and Haley 
Joel Osment is the No. 1 box office hit for five 
consecutive weekends in the summer. 



After 19 
nominations, 
Susan Lucci finally 
wins an Emmy 
Award for best 
actress in a 
daytime drama 
series for her role 
as Erica Kane on 
the ABC soap opera 
"All My Children." 





_^_ Launched in January 1999, MTVs "The Tom Green 
^f Show" becomes one of the season's most popular 
shows. The Canadian host's bizarre man-on-the- 
street pranks are the show's main attraction. 



The Blair Witch Project, the year's surprise movie 
hit, is the documentary-style footage of three 
students lost in the Maryland woods and 
threatened by the presumed Blair Witch. The film 
costs $100,000 to make and grosses $140 million. 




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Tom Hanks and Tim Allen return as the 
voices of Woody and Buzz Lightyear 
in the animated feature Toy Story 2. 
The sequel breaks box-office records 
during its Thanksgiving release and 
wins a Golden Globe award. 

In a botched stunt, WWF wrestler Owen 
Hart falls from the rafters at Kemper 
Arena and dies in front of 16,300 fans. 



A Jennifer Love Hewitt leaves "Party of Five" to star in 
-f^- her own Fox television drama, "Time of Your Life." 
The show focuses on Hewitt's character trying 
to make it in New York while searching for her 
biological father. 




In June, Mike Myers' seque\ Austin Powers: The 
Spy Who Shagged Me proves to be a bigger hit 
than the 1997 original. Dr. Evil's alter ego Mini-Me 
is extremely popular even though he has no lines. 







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In December, 
actor Jim Carrey 
portrays zany 
comedian Andy 
Kaufman in Man 
on the Moon. 
Carrey wins a 
Golden Globe 
award for his 
performance. 



The new arcade game Guitar Freaks features 
two guitar controllers and a screen to help 
players follow along to popular songs. 





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Set in 1980, the critically acclaimed NBC 
show "Freaks and Geeks" follows two groups 
of teens trying to make their way through 
high school. 

The long-awaited prequel Star Wars: Episode I The 

' Phantom Menace hits theaters in May 1999, taking 

in a record-breaking $28.5 million on its opening 

day and going on to gross more than $420 million. 



^_ American Beauty, starring Kevin Spacey, Annette 
y Bening and Thora Birch, captures the Golden 
Globe Best Drama Award. The dark satire of 
suburbia and family dysfunction receives a total 
of six Golden Globe nominations. 




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Michael J. Fox announces in January 
2000 he will leave the popular ABC 
sitcom "Spin City" at the end of the 
season to promote awareness of 
Parkinson's disease in hopes of 
finding a cure. 

After 10 seasons, Fox cancels the 
hit show "Beverly Hills, 90210." The 
show followed characters through 
high school, college and careers. 





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Medusa, the 
world's first 
floorless roller 
coaster, opens 
in August at Six 
Flags Great 
Adventure in 
New Jersey. 
The 4,000-foot, 
toe-dangling 
ride has enough 
drops, loops, 
rolls and 
corkscrews 
to thrill 
every rider. 



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A In September, the New Roc City entertainment 
~^^~ center opens in New York. The complex includes 
an amusement park ride on the roof, two skating 
rinks, 19 movie screens, restaurants, an arcade, a 
health club, a supermarket and a hotel. 



The Talented Mr. Ripley, starring Matt Damon, 
Gwyneth Paltrow, Jude Law and Cate Blanchett. 
opens in December and earns popular and 
critical praise. 










U.S. sales of music by Latin artists shoot up 
i percent in the first quarter of 1999 thanks 
to artists such as Ricky Martin, Jennifer Lopez, 
Enrique Iglesias and Marc Anthony. 



Superstar Mariah Carey releases Rainbow in 
November and begins a world tour in February 
2000. Carey is named Billboard Music Awards Artist 
of the Decade and is awarded the distinguished 
American Music Award of Achievement. 




Released in June, Santana's Supernatural shoots 
up the Billboard album chart, sells over 6 million 
copies, and earns 10 Grammy nominations. 



Britney Spears' 
album ...Baby 
One More Time is 
the second-best- 
selling album 
of 1999, earning 
Spears the 
Billboard Music 
Awards Female 
and New Artist of 
the Year Awards. 




Saturday Night Live: The 
Musical Performances 
Volumes I and 2 are 
released in September. 
The CDs feature 30 of the 
musical acts that have 
appeared on SNL over the 
past 25 years. 



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Limp Bizkit leads the way in the resurgence of 
rock music, along with Kid Rock and Korn. In 
September, MTV showcases the trend by airing 
"1999: Return of the Rock," which examines the 
history and future of rock music. 




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Sheryl Crow, Eric Clapton and the 
Dixie Chicks are a few musicians 
who rock Central Park in a first-ever 
trimulcast concert seen and heard 
on the radio, television and Internet. 

More than 1 million viewers tune 
in each weekday to vote on their 
favorite videos on MTV's "Total 
Request Live" with host Carson Daly 
and popular musical guests. 




A Computer games feature big music stars on 
"^^" their soundtracks. Sheryl Crow contributes her 
talent to the Tomorrow Never Dies soundtrack, 
Metallica to Hot Wheels Turbo Racing and 
Naughty by Nature to NBA Live 2000. 



Backstreet Boys' Millennium wins the Billboard 
Music Awards Album of the Year and becomes 
the best-selling album of the year with over 10 
million copies sold. 



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Lou Bega's 
rhythmic "Mambo 
No. 5" hits the 
Top 40 in August 
after selling 2 
million copies 
overseas and 
topping the chart 
in 15 countries. 



_^_ "NetAid,"a concert dedicated to relieve hunger 
y and poverty, airs live in October on MTV, VH1, 
the BBC, as well as radio stations in 120 
nations, making it the widest-heard musical 
performance in history. 




In a strange twist, Garth Brooks releases the album 
The Life of Chris Gaines in which he pretends to 
be a fictional rock star. Gaines will be the main 
character in a movie called The Lamb, currently 
in development. 




MP3, technology 

that compresses sound into a very small 
file, becomes a popular alternative to 
the CD. MP3 files are downloaded from 
the Internet onto computers or portable 
player units, making it possible to take 
a personal music selection anywhere. 

x VHl's "Concert of the Century" spotlights the 
*Y importance of music education in schools. The 

all-star show includes Lenny Kravitz, Sheryl Crow, Eric 
Clapton and B.B. King, as well as high-profile actors. 




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Shania Twain becomes 
the first woman since 
1986 to win the Country 
Music Association's 
Entertainer of the Year 
Award at the 33rd annual 
awards show. 



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After a successful New Year's Eve 
reunion performance, the Judds 
begin their first tour in almost 10 
years in February 2000. Since 
they disbanded in 1991, Naomi has 
recovered from Hepatitis C. 

Best New Artist Grammy nominee 
Christina Aguilera gives an exciting 
performance during the Super Bowl 
XXXIV halftime show. 




Fiona Apple releases her long-awaited second 
album to rave reviews in November and begins 
a tour in February 2000. The album features a 
90-word title, which is commonly shortened to 
When the Pawn. 




Ricky Martin takes the music industry by storm 
after his show-stopping performance at the 1999 
Grammy Awards show. Martin's first chart-topping 
single, "Livin' la Vida Loca," helps him win the 
Billboard Music Award for Male Artist of the Year. 



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Lance Armstrong wins the 1999 Tour de France 
'n July. Armstrong, who survived a three-year 
battle with testicular cancer, becomes the 
second American to win the event. 




_^_ The Dallas Stars beat the Buffalo Sabres 2-1 
^f in triple overtime to win the 1999 Stanley Cup 
championship, four games to two. 



David Cone of the New York Yankees pitches 
a perfect game against the Montreal Expos in 
July. Cone's feat is the 14th perfect game in 
modern baseball history. 



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^ champion 
Payne Stewart is 
killed in a bizarre 
airplane accident 
in October. After 
the airplane's 
takeoff from 
Florida, an 
apparent loss of 
cabin pressure 
incapacitates 
everyone aboard. 
The aircraft flies 
on autopilot for 
four hours until it 
runs out of fuel 
and crashes in 
South Dakota. 





In September, 
tennis phenom 
Serena Williams, 
7, overpowers 
Martina Hingis 
to win the 1999 
U.S. Open title. 



The St. Louis Rams stop the Tennessee Titans 
at the 1-yard line on a final play to save their 
23-16 Super Bowl XXXIV victory. 



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The Houston Comets earn their third straight 
WNBA championship in September, beating 
the New York Liberty 59-47 to win in three 
straight games. 



Both Detroit Lions running back 
Barry Sanders and German tennis 
star Steffi Graf announce their 
retirement in 1999. 

On February 7, 2000, Tiger Woods 
wins his sixth consecutive PGA Tour 
event, tying Ben Hogan's 1948 
winning record. 



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Dale Jarrett wins the 1999 NASCAR Winston Cup 
championship after a four-victory season. 








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In the January 
2000 Sugar Bowl, 
No. 1 Florida 
State beats No. 2 
Virginia Tech 
46-29 to capture 
the National 
Championship. 



_^_ Andre Agassi wins the French Open in June 
y and becomes the fifth man ever to complete a 
career Grand Slam. Agassi goes on to win the 
U.S. Open in September. 



In July, the U.S. women's soccer team wins the 
1999 World Cup by beating China 5-4 in penalty 
kicks following a 0-0 tie. More than 90,000 fans 
attend at the Rose Bowl and another 40 million 
watch on television. 



Travis Pastrana, 15, wins the gold medal in the X 
Games' inaugural Moto X freestyle motocross event. 
The fifth year of this ESPN-sponsored competition 
is held in San Francisco in June and July. 






x In June, 
*Y the San 
Antonio Spurs win 
their first NBA 
championship by 
defeating the New 
York Knicks four 
games to one. 



The New York Yankees win the 1 999 World 
Series in a four-game sweep against the 
Atlanta Braves. 



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A The U.S. team beats the European team to win 
~^~ golf's Ryder Cup at Brookline, Massachusetts, in 
September. The American's stirring comeback 
is marred by unruly galleries and a premature 
victory celebration. 



In July, many major league baseball 
umpires announce their resignation as 
a labor protest. The strategy backfires 
when owners accept the resignations 
and in September, 22 umpires lose 
their jobs. 

In January 2000, Michael Jordan returns 
to pro basketball as part owner and 
President for Basketball Operations of 
the NBA's Washington Wizards. 



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Twenty-year professional hockey veteran Wayne 
Gretzky announces his retirement in April 1999 
after setting or tying 61 records. Two months 
later, "The Great One" is inducted into the 
Hockey Hall of Fame. 





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A Fearing the collapse of the world's banks, utilities 
"^P" and transportation systems, thousands of people 
stock up on food, water, money, ammunition and 
generators. After midnight, it soon becomes 
apparent that the preparations were unnecessary. 



The public and private sectors spend 
hundreds of millions of dollars to ward 
off the Y2K bug. The world lets out a 
sigh of relief after midnight strikes and 
no major computer malfunctions occur. 

The FBI warns of possible terrorist acts 
on New Year's Eve and stays on national 
alert throughout the celebration. After 
the arrest of one man with bomb-making 
materials, Seattle decides to cancel its 
Space Needle celebration. 



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A surprising number of people, appalled by the 
exorbitant costs of travel and events, decide to stay 
home on New Year's Eve. Many companies and 
performers drastically slash prices as a last-minute lure. 



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